Hong Kong


New Babylon  – Constant Nieuwenhuys
Exchange Square – Cities Without Ground 

The Attendance of the Contemporary New Babylon

Architectural Analysis 2018


The new artificial urban form of Hong Kong’s downtown is the key topic of this Architectural Analysis. In Hong Kong, walkways emerging from underground transit hubs are connecting exterior terraces and podia with interior atria, shopping mall spaces, and the extended urban realm. Analogous to the ossification and resorption of growing bone tissue, the transformations of Hong Kong reveal the metabolism of the modern metropolis. However, in this Architectural Analysis, the contemporary spatial condition of Hong Kong will be related to one of the most futuristic concepts developed in ’60ties of the 20th century: the New Babylon project conceived by the artist Constant Nieuwenhuys.

Research partners:
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven

Hüsnü Yegenoglu and
Geert Das

tijdruimteHong Kong